The Gift That Keeps on Giving


Posted on 19th June 2015 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate

Father's Day, Father's Day 2015, Golfer, Grand Homes, Home Decor, LifeSpaces, Man Cave, Media Room

According to Business Insider, the National Retail Federation has predicted that consumers will spend about $13 billion on Father’s Day gifts this year, it may seem like a lot, but it’s no match for the $21 billion spent on Mother’s Day gifts last month. What better way to surprise dad than with his own, private man cave?

A man cave is a space or room in the home where dad can go to unwind after a long day. There are tons of fabulous decorating ideas for these spaces, but the most important aspects are whether 1) the room is functional and 2) it caters to dad’s favorite things. Grand Home owners have the option to use their LifeSpace to create dad’s sanctuary. Here are a few ideas we love!

golf-man-cavesLet dad practice his putting in peace with his very own golf-themed space complete with putting green! Use old golf clubs, balls, tees etc. to bring the clubhouse feel to the room and don’t forget a TV! Dads love TVs.



Gorgeous-drum-pendants-are-a-perfect-fit-for-the-space-above-the-pool-tableHow about a round of pool and a cold drink? Dad won’t need to leave the comfort of his own home to have a “night out” with the guys.





4840cda034330ea06f3f7252a2640599Save money on décor and invest in a nice TV or projector and the comfiest couch dad has ever sat on. Bonus points for multiple screens! Load up a bar with snacks and drinks and he’ll be in heaven!





Spend this Father’s Day getting to know dad a little better. What are his favorite pastimes? Is he a collector? What would his theme be? Then get started on this project together. Visit garage sales, estate sales and thrift stores for some inexpensive décor pieces, but most of all have fun! No amount of money can buy the quality time you will share with dad. The best things in life are free, after all!

Check out our man cave Pinterest board for more of our favorite ideas!

Fatherly Features


Posted on 15th June 2012 by Grand_Homes in Dallas Real Estate |Homeowner Tips

America's Best Builder, Father's Day, Grand Homes, Grand Homes Features

On our blog we talk a lot about the features in our houses that appeal mostly to women – gourmet kitchens, spa baths, design features – the list goes on.  But, with Father’s Day being this Sunday, we thought we would take time to highlight some of the features in our homes that Dad would enjoy most.  Because while Mom may pick the house, decorate it and run it, Dad deserves to enjoy it too.  So here are a couple ways Dad can enjoy his day right at home.

1.  The Man – Kitchen: The ultimate outdoor cooking station equipped with a propane grill and built-in drainable basin perfect for filling with ice to keep beverages cool.  It is the perfect set-up for grilling up some steaks or BBQ while spending time with family and friends.

2.  The Pool – Grilling out in June is recipe for getting really hot and the best (and most fun) way to take care of that is to enjoy a swim in your very own pool.  Great for setting up a basketball or volleyball net, or just sitting on a floatie catching some rays.






3.  The Media Room –  This Sunday both the U.S. Open and game 3 of the NBA Finals will be on TV – a dream for any sports-loving dad.  Invite some of your best dad or non-dad friends over for the ultimate viewing experience.


4. The Man Cave – Last, but certainly not least, the thing every man wants in their home: a man cave. The ideal set-up for playing some rounds of poker, watching the game and whatever else men do in a man cave.



We hope you were inspired by our breif run down of ways this Father’s Day can be enjoyed at home – especially a Grand Home!  Be sure to do at least one thing on our list – Happy Father’s Day!

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